Dolly Parton recreates her iconic 1978 Playboy cover for husband's 78th birthday

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Dolly Parton has recreated her iconic 1978 Playboy cover to celebrate her husband's 78th birthday.

The 'Jolene' singer, 75, has been married to Carl Thomas Dean since 1966, and she wanted to do something special to celebrate his 78th birthday.

She took to social media on Tuesday (July 20) to share a video of herself wishing her husband a happy birthday while dressed in a black bustier, a bow tie, and bunny ears to recreate her now-iconic Playboy cover.

"Remember, some time back, I said I was going to pose in Playboy magazine when I was 75? Well, I'm 75, and they don't have a magazine anymore," Parton said. "But my husband always loved the original cover of Playboy, so I was trying to think of something to do to make him happy."

"He still thinks I'm a hot chick after 57 years," she added, "and I'm not going to try and talk him out of that."

Check out Dolly's video below:

Parton was the first female country artist to appear on the cover of Playboy in 1978, and while she didn't pose nude for the famous magazine, it was still considered a risky move given its reputation, as per the Huffington Post.

Parton told 60 Minutes Australia that she was the one to suggest the idea for the cover to Playboy, but she had no idea if its staff - and crucially Hugh Hefner himself - would approve it.

"I'm kind of cartoonish and cartoons don't really age that much," she said at the time. "When I'm 90, I'll probably look about the same way. Just thicker makeup, bigger hair!"

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Despite Dolly making a splash in Playboy all those years ago, her career is continuing to go from strength to strength, and she is releasing her new single 'Sent from Above' on July 27.

Not only this, but the Huffington Post reports that last week, it was announced that she'd also received an Emmy nomination for her 2020 holiday movie, Netflix's Christmas in the Square.

Dolly's husband has rarely been photographed with the singer, and he generally prefers to stay out of the spotlight despite his wife's global fame.

In fact, The Independent reports that he has only ever seen her perform once!

Featured image credit: Alamy / UPI

Dolly Parton recreates her iconic 1978 Playboy cover for husband's 78th birthday

vt-author-image

By VT

Article saved!Article saved!

Dolly Parton has recreated her iconic 1978 Playboy cover to celebrate her husband's 78th birthday.

The 'Jolene' singer, 75, has been married to Carl Thomas Dean since 1966, and she wanted to do something special to celebrate his 78th birthday.

She took to social media on Tuesday (July 20) to share a video of herself wishing her husband a happy birthday while dressed in a black bustier, a bow tie, and bunny ears to recreate her now-iconic Playboy cover.

"Remember, some time back, I said I was going to pose in Playboy magazine when I was 75? Well, I'm 75, and they don't have a magazine anymore," Parton said. "But my husband always loved the original cover of Playboy, so I was trying to think of something to do to make him happy."

"He still thinks I'm a hot chick after 57 years," she added, "and I'm not going to try and talk him out of that."

Check out Dolly's video below:

Parton was the first female country artist to appear on the cover of Playboy in 1978, and while she didn't pose nude for the famous magazine, it was still considered a risky move given its reputation, as per the Huffington Post.

Parton told 60 Minutes Australia that she was the one to suggest the idea for the cover to Playboy, but she had no idea if its staff - and crucially Hugh Hefner himself - would approve it.

"I'm kind of cartoonish and cartoons don't really age that much," she said at the time. "When I'm 90, I'll probably look about the same way. Just thicker makeup, bigger hair!"

wp-image-1263118851 size-full
Credit: Alamy / London Entertainment

Despite Dolly making a splash in Playboy all those years ago, her career is continuing to go from strength to strength, and she is releasing her new single 'Sent from Above' on July 27.

Not only this, but the Huffington Post reports that last week, it was announced that she'd also received an Emmy nomination for her 2020 holiday movie, Netflix's Christmas in the Square.

Dolly's husband has rarely been photographed with the singer, and he generally prefers to stay out of the spotlight despite his wife's global fame.

In fact, The Independent reports that he has only ever seen her perform once!

Featured image credit: Alamy / UPI